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  • Ted Cruz signals fight over Trump diplomat pick who spread 'tinfoil hat' conspiracy theories

    02/10/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    Dallas News ^ | February 8, 2018 | Todd J. Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief Connect with Todd J. Gillman
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz signaled a bruising fight Thursday if the White House pushes ahead with the nominee for a coveted Caribbean diplomatic post who spread unfounded conspiracy theories about him during the 2016 campaign. As an ardent cheerleader for Donald Trump, beauty supply executive Leandro Rizzuto Jr. used Twitter to promote an unsubstantiated allegation that Cruz cheated on his wife, and other claims that Heidi Cruz herself was part of a cabal seeking to unite North America under one government. "I don't know the fellow. He seems to have unusual views," Cruz said Thursday through an aide. "I...
  • Ben Sasse has some ‘REMINDERS’ for Assange fanboy Sean Hannity; WikiLeaks NOT happy

    10/17/2017 11:43:35 AM PDT · by TBP · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 21, 2016 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you, this afternoon, white knight Sean Hannity gallantly rode to Julian Assange’s defense, insisting that Assange and WikiLeaks have only the purest intentions and impeccable records of service. Plenty of people were disappointed and disgusted by Hannity’s shameless WikiLeaks worship. And GOP Sen. Ben Sasse is one of them WikiLeaks can rewrite history all they like. It doesn’t change what they’ve done — and it’s not going to stop people from Ben Sasse from calling them out.
  • GOP Senator Asks Trump If He’s ‘Recanting’ Constitutional Oath

    10/12/2017 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Hadean · 142 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Oct. 11, 2017 | Peter Hasson
    Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse issued a statement asking President Trump is he is “recanting” the oath he took to defend and uphold the Constitution after Trump suggesting revoking the “licenses” of network news organizations. “Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter,” the Republican senator wrote in a statement. “Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on Jan. 20 to preserve, protect, and defend the 1st Amendment?” Sasse’s tweet came after Trump sparked backlash from both conservatives and liberals by saying he should censor certain news outlets. “Network news has become so partisan, distorted...
  • Sasse: 'It feels like violence is coming' and it's doubtful Trump will be able to comfort the nation

    08/18/2017 8:29:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 18, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., is concerned that more violence is on the way, following last weekend's deadly clash between white supremacy and neo-Nazi groups, and left-wing counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va. "It feels like violence is coming," Sasse wrote at the end of a long Facebook post Friday evening, titled "The next Charlottesville." "I'm not sure if this moment is like the summer of '67 or not. But it might be. Before that violence strikes again, it's up to us to reaffirm that exceptional American Creed again today, with our neighbors, and in our kids' hearts." Earlier in the online note,...
  • Republicans Make Moves for 2020 as Trump Doubts Grow

    08/05/2017 11:20:43 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2017 | JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    Senators Tom Cotton and Ben Sasse have already been to Iowa this year, Gov. John Kasich is eyeing a return visit to New Hampshire, and Mike Pence’s schedule is so full of political events that Republicans joke that he is acting more like a second-term vice president hoping to clear the field than a No. 2 sworn in a little over six months ago. President Trump’s first term is ostensibly just warming up, but luminaries in his own party have begun what amounts to a shadow campaign for 2020 — as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t...
  • ‘Never Trumper’ Ben Sasse Goes to Iowa After Refusing to Rule Out 2020 Primary Challenge

    07/08/2017 9:00:44 PM PDT · by be-baw · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 8, 2017 | Tony Lee
    After refusing to rule out a potential 2020 primary challenge to President Donald Trump, “Never Trump” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) spoke to about 200 Republicans in Story County, Iowa on Friday evening. Sasse’s excuse was that he was in Iowa because he lost a college football bet and his kids were participating in a triathlon this weekend in the state.. In an interview before his Iowa trip, the insufferable and sanctimonious Sasse would not rule out a potential 2020 presidential run. When CNN asked about his potential presidential ambitions on Sunday, Sasse punted in a way that would have made...
  • Ben Sasse is insufferable

    06/06/2017 10:59:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    The Week ^ | June 6, 2017 | Matthew Walther
    The Vanishing American Adult, Sen. Ben Sasse's slick new paean to hard work and old-fashioned middle-class American family values, is the most boring book I've ever read. The Nebraska Republican is, if not absolutely insufferable, the least sufferable person in the Senate. (Keep in mind that this is a body that has historically welcomed the energies of Benjamin "Pitchfork" Tillman, in which creatures like Chuck Schumer and Ted Cruz are today permitted not only to contribute but to flourish.) Sasse is one of those "intellectual" conservatives for whom the answer to whether banks should be allowed to increase overdraft fees...
  • Bill Maher Drops the N Bomb

    06/02/2017 8:59:28 PM PDT · by guido911 · 59 replies
    Let him have it folks. You know if this was an R there would be calls for executions
  • Sasse: ‘There’s Obviously a Lot That’s Troubling’ About White House Actions Since Comey Firing

    05/22/2017 7:37:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said there was “a lot that’s troubling” about the White House’s actions since the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
  • Senate confirms Trump's chief trade negotiator

    05/11/2017 1:11:49 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2011 | Vicki Needham
    The Senate on Thursday easily confirmed President Trump’s nominee for United States trade representative. After months of delays, Robert Lighthizer sailed through in an 82-14 confirmation vote. The bulk of the Trump administration’s trade agenda has been in a holding pattern, leaving issues such as the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the direction of future global deals up in the air while Lightizer waited for Senate approval... Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Ben Sasse (Neb.) had written a letter to Lighthizer saying they would oppose his nomination because “your confirmation process has failed to...
  • GOP senator: Biden would have beat Trump

    04/05/2017 9:47:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2017 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) says former Vice President Joe Biden could have easily defeated President Trump if he'd run for president last year. “If Joe Biden would have run against Donald Trump, Biden would have won in a landslide,” Sasse told The New York Times on Wednesday. Asked why Trump won, Sasse said: “I would argue pretty vociferously that’s it’s also because of who his opponent was,” referring to Hillary Clinton. Biden last month voiced regret over not seeking the presidency, predicting he would have beaten Trump if he had earned the Democratic nomination. “I had planned on running for...
  • 'Exactly right': Jindal backs Trump over travel ban

    01/29/2017 6:18:55 PM PST · by markomalley · 88 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/17 | Al Weaver
    Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed his support for President Trump's executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying that he is "exactly right" on the issue, adding that it is a "common sense" decision. The former presidential candidate insisted that Trump's move is not aimed at Muslims, but rather focused on national security. The comments come a day after 109 travelers were detained at airports throughout the U.S., including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Washington Dulles International Airport, leading to protests at those locations. "President Trump is exactly right, and let's be clear what...
  • GOP senator [Sasse] slams Trump: 'John Lewis's 'talk' changed the world'

    01/14/2017 8:43:26 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan 14 2017 | The Hill
    A Senate Republican is blasting President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), praising the lawmaker for his leadership in the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Saturday seized on Trump's characterization of Lewis as "All talk, talk, talk - no action," pointing out that his "talk" made a significant contribution in the civil rights movement. "John Lewis and his 'talk' have changed the world," Sasse tweeted.
  • [Senator Ben] Sasse Statement on Election [R-NE NeverTrump]

    11/09/2016 10:04:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Senate.gov ^ | November 9, 2016 | Ben Sasse
    Sasse Statement on Election Lincoln, NE - U.S. Senator Ben Sasse issued the following statement: "On Tuesday, America demanded disruption. My family and I congratulate President-Elect Trump on his decisive victory, and we pray that he will lead wisely and faithfully keep his oath to a Constitution of limited government. Starting today, I will do everything in my power to hold the President to his promises: to fight for an ethics reform package that upends cronyism and enacts term limits; to lead on repealing and replacing ObamaCare; and to nominate judges who reject law-making by unelected courts. Melissa and I...
  • New Clinton ad highlights Republicans criticizing Trump

    09/10/2016 1:40:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 10, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    A new Hillary Clinton ad is turning to Republicans to make the case that Donald Trump is unfit for the Oval Office. The ad, titled "Agree," features clips of GOP leaders criticizing the business mogul in interviews and on news programs. Criticisms come from 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as well as longtime Trump critics such as South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. "He's not a serious adult," Sasse says in an interview he gave on MSNBC. The ad closes with the words: "Unfit. Dangerous. Even for Republicans."
  • Katie Pavlich: 'There Aren't as Many Conservatives in the Country as We Thought'

    08/15/2016 4:40:00 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 119 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-14-2016 | Christian Toto
    The weekend's last RedState Gathering panel tried to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of the Trump Revolution. Only reality kept getting in the way. Katie Pavlich, a Townhall editor and Fox News contributor, spoke what was probably on many attendees' minds Sunday. She clearly didn't take any joy in putting it out there. "There aren't as many conservatives in the country as we thought there were," Pavlich said during the last of three intellectually packed days in Denver. The rise of Donald Trump, compounded with avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, made that all too clear over the past...
  • Kristol: Independent presidential bid 'still doable' for Romney, Sasse

    07/17/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol made yet another plea Sunday for Mitt Romney or Sen. Ben Sasse to launch a third-party bid to challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. "Look what's happening to our country. Look at the two party nominees. An independent candidacy is still doable. Please. @MittRomney @BenSasse," Kristole tweeted on Sunday. Kristol has spearheaded the charge for an independent candidate to enter the race and has worked with conservatives seeking to deny Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. Kristol earlier this month encouraged Republican delegates to protest on the floor...
  • Cruz to NBC: Trump 'Inappropriate to Attack a Judge's Race or Ethnicity'

    06/06/2016 2:35:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 452 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jun 6 2016, 5:06 pm ET | NBC News
    Here's an interesting exchange between NBC News and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz that happened just now: NBC: Donald Trump's remarks about Judge Curiel, are his concerns legitimate? Cruz: Of course it's inappropriate to be attacking a federal judge's race or ethnicity. You're going to have ask Donald to explain the reason he says the things he does. I'm not going to try to do so. NBC: Ben Sasse said that what Donald Trump said about the judge is pure definition of racism. Is Donald Trump a racist? Cruz: As I said, it is obviously inappropriate to attack a...
  • Ben Sasse, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz Not Running as Independent Against Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

    05/30/2016 9:29:36 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 May 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) will absolutely not be an independent candidate for president in November, his team confirmed to Breitbart News on Monday morning. A high-placed source close to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has also confirmed that it will not be him running against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in November. Another high-placed source, this one close to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), has confirmed that the Texas senator—Trump’s last serious competitor for the GOP nomination—will also not be launching an independent bid for president in November. Sasse, an outspoken critic of GOP presidential...
  • Nebraska GOP Convention Humiliates Ben Sasse with Crushing 400 to 8 Reprimand

    05/15/2016 6:53:13 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 15, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    It was a huge hometown comeuppance for the young Nebraska senator who easily won his first political race in 2014. Though the former official in the George W. Bush Department of Health and Human Services has been popular in his home state until Saturday, the utter rejection of the “Never Trump” efforts he has championed is sure to hurt his credibility with GOP voters in Nebraska. His strongly conservative voting record on all matters except trade, where Trump is strongest, kept people from even speculating about a primary challenge when he runs for re-election in 2020. But now — with...